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Alfredo Rodriguez: Duologue

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Alfredo Rodriguez is the classically trained son of Cuban singer/composer “Alfredito" Rodriguez. In 2009, he accompanied his father on a concert tour of Mexico, decided not to return to his homeland, and asked for political asylum in the U.S. Once there, he began a music career aided by veteran producer Quincy Jones. In 2015, he won a Grammy nomination for his arrangement of the classic Latin American folk song “Guantanamera" at the 57th GRAMMY Awards.Pedrito Martinez is a ...

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Alfredo Rodriguez/Pedrito Martinez: Duologue

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When running down the names of notable and somewhat recent Cuban exports in the jazz realm, Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez both rank at the top of the list. Rodriguez, a conservatory trained pianist with a strong familial connection to the aural arts, came under the wing of the great Quincy Jones back in 2006. He made his way to the United States three years later and began taking the world by storm when he delivered his stunning debut--Sounds Of ...

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McCoy Tyner/Alfredo Rodriguez: Toronto, December 11, 2010

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McCoy Tyner / Alfredo RodriguezKoerner HallToronto, CanadaDecember 11, 2010 As part of the Aspects of Oscar series, featuring top jazz pianists performing in honor of the late Oscar Peterson, this particular evening brought two solo piano performances to Toronto's Koerner Hall: aspiring young Cuban talent, Alfredo Rodriguez, opened the show; while legendary giant, McCoy Tyner, completed the double bill.It's likely that most of the audience attended the show with Tyner in mind. Rodriguez ...

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Alfredo Rodriguez at the Jazz Standard: Cuban Piano Prodigy's NYC Debut

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Alfredo Rodriguez Trio Jazz Standard New York, New York July 28,2009

Alfredo Rodriguez is fond of saying that music has been his life since he was very young. The thing is, he's still very young.

But the story of this 23-year-old pianist's daring defection from Cuba, his uncanny virtuosity--enough to pique the interest of Quincy Jones--and his all-hands-on-deck enthusiasm at the keyboard indicate that music will be his fiber for as long ...

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Alfredo Rodriguez y Los Acereko: Cuban Jazz

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In the wake of the moribund condition of the fine Naxos Jazz label, Naxos World pick up the slack with an excellent Cubano jazz release by the famous Cuban expatriate Alfredo Rodriguez. Born in Havana in 1936, Rodriguez percolated in that musical melting pot, assimilating classical and jazz influences until 1960 when he moved to Manhattan where he stayed until he migrated to another Cuban–dense community, Miami, where he lived and worked ...